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Laurence Kerr Olivier Net Worth:Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM (/ˈɵˈlɪvi.ɵ/; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century. He also worked in films throughout his career, playing more than fifty cinema roles. Late in his career, he had considerable success in television roles.His family had no theatrical connections, but Olivier's father, a clergyman, decided that his son should become an actor. After attending a drama school in London, Olivier learned his craft in a succession of acting jobs during the late 1920s. In 1930 he had his first important West End success in Noël Coward's Private Lives, and he appeared in his first film. In 1935 he played in a celebrated production of Romeo and Juliet alongside Gielgud and Peggy Ashcroft, and by the end of the decade he was an established star. In the 1940s, together with Richardson and John Burrell, Olivier was the co-director of the Old Vic, building it into a highly respected company. There his most celebrated roles included Shakespeare's Richard III and Sophocles's Oedipus. In the 1950s Olivier was an independent actor-manager, but his stage career was in the doldrums until he joined the avant garde English Stage Company in 1957 to play the title role in The Entertainer, a part he later played on film. From 1963 to 1973 he was the founding director of Britain's National Theatre, running a resident company that included many future stars. His own parts there included the title role in Othello (1964) and Shylock in The Merchant of Venice (1970).Among Olivier's films are Wuthering Heights (1939), Rebecca (1940), and a trilogy of Shakespeare films as actor-director: Henry V (1944), Hamlet (1948), and Richard III (1955). His later films included Sleuth (1972), Marathon Man (1976), and The Boys from Brazil (1978). His television appearances included an adaptation of The Moon and Sixpence (1960), Long Day's Journey into Night (1973), Love Among the Ruins (1975), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976), Brideshead Revisited (1981) and King Lear (1983).Olivier's honours included a knighthood (1947), a life peerage (1970) and the Order of Merit (1981). For his on-screen work he received four Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, five Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. The National Theatre's largest auditorium is named in his honour, and he is commemorated in the Laurence Olivier Awards, given annually by the Society of London Theatre. He was married three times, to the actresses Jill Esmond from 1930 to 1940, Vivien Leigh between 1940 and 1960, and Joan Plowright from 1961 until his death.
|Birth date:||May 22, 1907|
|Birth place:||Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom|
|Height:||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Producer, Director|
|Education:||Central School of Speech and Drama|
|Spouse:||Jill Esmond, Vivien Leigh, Joan Plowright|
|Children:||*, * Simon Tarquin Olivier, *, *, * Richard Olivier, * Tamsin Agnes Margaret Olivier, * Julie-Kate Olivier|
|Parents:||* Revd Gerard Kerr Olivier, * Agnes Louise Crookenden|
|Siblings:||Sybille Olivier, Gerard Dacres Olivier|
|Awards:||Academy Award for Best Actor|
|Nominations:||Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Academy Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Dramatic Program|
|Movies:||Rebecca, Hamlet, Wuthering Heights, The Prince and the Showgirl, Spartacus, That Hamilton Woman, Marathon Man, Sleuth, Henry V, The Boys from Brazil, Richard III, Fire Over England, The Entertainer, Pride and Prejudice, Clash of the Titans, A Little Romance, A Bridge Too Far, Bunny Lake Is Missing, Oh! What a Lovely War, Battle of Britain, Khartoum, Othello, Love Among the Ruins, Q Planes, 21 Days, The Bounty, The Jazz Singer, The Devil's Disciple, The Divorce of Lady X, 49th Parallel, Dracula, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Carrie, The Demi-Paradise, Term of Trial, The Shoes of the Fisherman, Wild Geese II, Inchon, Perfect Understanding, Nicholas and Alexandra, The Jigsaw Man, Lady Caroline Lamb, The Betsy, The Magic Box, The Yellow Ticket, Lost Empires, Three Sisters, The Beggar's Opera, Conquest of the Air, Westward Passage, King Lear|
|TV shows:||Brideshead Revisited, Laurence Olivier Presents, Jesus of Nazareth, The World at War, ABC Theatre|